Crystal River Cruises Moselle River in 2019

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One of my favorite rivers is getting popular. Again. It’s the Moselle in France, and as they say in Germany, Mosel.

Starting in May 2019, Crystal River Cruises just announced that Crystal Bach will begin cruising the Mosel river round-trip from Amsterdam through Germany.

Beginning May 28, 2019 through December 24, 2019, the voyages feature five new ports of call along the steep sloped banks of the beautiful Mosel River. Wine tastings will include world-class Rieslings and the famous vintages of the Mosel Wine Region in Bernkastel, the medieval charm and Roman ruins of Trier, and the stunning architecture of Reichsburg Castle in Cochem.

Along the picturesque Mosel, there will be new ports to explore along the Rhine River. These include Bonn, Beethoven’s birthplace; Dusseldorf, the cultural and fashion hub of Germany; the historic war museums of Arnhem, Netherlands; and a repeat favorite, Koblenz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel. Overnights in Amsterdam and Trier will allow for longer day trips to nearby Luxembourg or an in-depth exploration of Holland’s art and culinary scenes.

The ship

The all-suite, all-butler, all-balcony Crystal Bach features Crystal’s signature service with 68 crew members for 106 guests. Crystal river ships offer the largest accommodations in the river cruise industry. Crystal Bach’s standard suites measure 253 sq. ft.

The top of the line two-bedroom, two-bath Crystal Suite measures 759 sq. ft. The line’s suites feature butler service for every room category, plush king-sized beds that face toward Panoramic Balcony-Windows, walk-in closets and dual vanity in the bathrooms in most categories, robes and slippers, personal iPads, and wall-mounted 42-inch, flat-screen HD TVs.

Additional enticing features include Crystal’s farm-to-table, Michelin-inspired cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries: the elegant Waterside Restaurant; namesake Bistro cafés; the exclusive Vintage Room; and the Palm Court.

Crystal will expand its fleet with the upcoming Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel river ships.

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